FDA Announces Decision to Phase out Trans Fat - State and Federal Communications

June 25, 2015  •  

FDA Announces Decision to Phase out Trans Fat

Trans FatThe food industry must rid its products of partially hydrogenated oils by June 18, 2018 in a government-led effort to prevent cardiovascular disease.  The FDA decision states trans fatty acid (TFA) is no longer considered “GRAS” or generally recognized as safe.

Advocates are calling this a “historic win for public health,” according to POLITICO, while the food industry, who had anticipated the ruling, braces itself for impending litigation.

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